Grant Funding for Art Projects and Arts Organizations in Eugene
Lane Arts Council accepting applications through May 2nd

New Zone received funding in 2018 for a community mural project.

Funded by the City of Eugene and Banner Bank, and administered by Lane Arts Council, the Community Arts Grant program creates opportunities for Eugene artists, and ensures diverse, accessible arts experiences for Eugene participants and audiences. The grant program supports the ever-expanding role of that arts in the cultural, social, educational and economic areas of community life in Eugene.

Guidelines for both grants have been revised for this year. Through these changes, we hope to increase the impact of grant funding by encouraging strategic organizational, program, and audience development. The overall goal is to support the long-term viability and success of Eugene’s arts community.

Free Shakespeare in the Park was one of the projects funded in 2018.

“Arts and culture is the heartbeat of our city and the reason why so many of us love living in Eugene, states Liora Sponko, Lane Arts Council Executive Director. “These grant awarded projects and programs provide our community with access to the incredible artistic contributions of our local artists and organizations. We are grateful that the City of Eugene champions this program and recognizes the importance of public funding for the arts.”

Applicants can apply for either a Project Grant or a Program Grant:

The Community Arts Program Grant provides two-year operating support to Eugene’s mid-sized community arts organizations. The primary goal of the Program Grant is to help arts organizations fulfill their strategic goals and reach the next level of their development such as capacity building, program development, audience building, staffing, expanded partnerships, and other organizational advancement. This is a competitive grant awarded every two years for up to seven arts organizations in Eugene. Lane Arts Council will award $5,000 each year for two consecutive years.

The Community Arts Project Grant prioritizes projects that emphasize accessibility to underserved audiences and provide arts programming that takes place in the City of Eugene. Competitive project proposals demonstrate strategies for community impact and provide access and inclusion to underserved and underrepresented communities whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by ethnicity, economics, or disability. Proposals might include exhibits, performances, festivals, workshops, events, programs and other examples of arts and culture projects.

Community Arts Grant Application Deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2019
For guidelines and applications, visit: